A closer look... HANON x Padmore & Barnes M387 Willow

We may well preach about the wonders of suede and mesh uppers, or wax lyrical about the cut and shape of toe boxes on vintage running shoes, or the numerous health benefits of footwear cushioning technologies, but with all that said and done, we do love a good pair of casual shoes. Shoes made by hand and on lasts from the 60's, all made the same way that they've been making them for generations, step forward Padmore & Barnes.
Longtime collaboration partners and astute Autumn/Winter outfitters, Padmore & Barnes make some of the best seasonally appropriate footwear going. Perfect for when you need to dress it up for a meal out or just want to channel some beatnik poet steez after watching Inside Llewyn Davis again... With those sentiments ringing in our ears, we figured now would be as good a time as any to take a closer look at the two latest offerings from the HANON x Padmore & Barnes stable.
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Originally launched in the 1960s  the M387 Willow features a familiar looking moccasin-style construction produced true to those 60's specifications  on Padmore’s Original nature form last ensuring for a truly sumptuous shape that results in some shoes that look as good in 2022 as it would have with some sharp tailoring in the 1960's. This latest HANON edition is produced in Portugal and boasts a hand-stitched upper echoing those original production techniques.

As is par for the course with a HANON x Padmore & Barnes project, a set of bespoke leather insoles feature with our logo lock-up applied via gold foil detailing, all contributing to give the shoe a premium feel.

Both shoes are constructed with a touch slimmer than stock No.1 plantation crepe sole unit - the highest grade of crepe - to present a refined take on the classic shoe.

Two lace sets with each pair as standard which allow for a bit of wearer customization. The tie & pocket square to the suit for your feet if you will...

Padmore & Barnes M387 Willow x HANON
G-063 Brown
Made In Portugal 
Price: £145.00
Whilst the first iteration in this two part drop puts the focus firmly on the luxurious Italian tumbled leather uppers, reminiscent of a dependable armchair by the fire, part 2 of this drop shifts that focus to rich cuts of suede sourced from Italy. Over the years we've gotten our hands on countless swatches of suede, and poured over handles and hues to procure only the best cuts to grace our collaborative product. With this latest round of Padmore & Barnes we can say that these are up there with some of the best. 

Padmore & Barnes M387 Willow
K2 368 Grey / Cream
Price: £140.00
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